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Tools for Live GUIs with API

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Tools for Live GUIs with API

Hello,

 

I was reading this article:

https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/2018/10/real-time-alerting-with-webhooks/

 

And noticed that end they mentioned live monitoring and show a graph. I wanted to do something similar where I can  display graphs, tables, other data on some sort of GUI interface, applying my own algorithms to sort through the data. What kind of tools can I use to generate my own graphs and tables?

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Re: Tools for Live GUIs with API

You won't be able to recreate all of the graphs Meraki has in their own dashboard. Not everything is available through the API.

 

What is available can be checked here:

https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/api/#/rest/api-endpoints

 

In this case the graph shown is likely based on this endpoint:

https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/api/#/rest/api-endpoints/devices/get-network-device-loss-and-late...

 

The blog post also talks about the Webhooks API. The idea of Webhooks is that Meraki informs your systems instead of your system polling them. Information for that can be found here:

https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/webhooks/#!introduction/overview

 

I hope that helps.

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Re: Tools for Live GUIs with API

Have you checked out the app store https://apps.meraki.io/ maybe that might provide some ideas for some starting points?  Perhaps that in addition to the ecosystem exchange https://developer.cisco.com/ecosystem/meraki/ and the create.meraki.io site in general on Cisco DevNet?  You might find some interesting stuff in the Explore section here https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/explore/ 

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Re: Tools for Live GUIs with API

This screams Node-Red to me.  Google "Node-Red Meraki".  There are several pre-made dashboards available.  You could start with one of those and modify it.

 

Meraki's Cory Guynn has also done a training video on it if you like what you see.

https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/17628/380935 

 

You can also check out Meraki's blog on it.

https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/2019/10/take-the-work-out-of-programming/ 

 

It is also on the developer web site.

https://developer.cisco.com/docs/meraki-dashboard-api-node-red-node/ 

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